Now let me see. Which is more important? Should the Republican leadrship bit the bullet and apply the 25th amendenment to save the nation and the world from the Trump fiasco or do nothing so as not to upset their xenophobic base. Oh, wait a minute. There is an easier way out. Just quit active politics. Right Paul?

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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